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AIK fined over transfer of Swedish wonderkid Isak to Dortmund

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AIK fined over transfer of Swedish wonderkid Isak to Dortmund
Isak after signing with Borussia Dortmund in January 2017. Photo: Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA
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Stockholm club AIK have been fined by the Swedish football federation for paying an agent during the transfer of teenage wonderkid Alexander Isak to Borussia Dortmund.

Isak made waves with a string of exceptional performances for the AIK first team in 2016, leading to several big clubs chasing his signature. Dortmund ultimately beat the competition.

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AIK have now been ordered to pay 350,000 kronor ($39,700) following the transfer of the 17-year-old rising star of Swedish football to the German club in January however.

The club protested that world football governing body FIFA – which approved the transfer – failed to spot the payment.

FIFA transfer rules prohibit players and clubs from making payments to agents for under-age players.

"Our experience of selling under-age players internationally is very limited and we trusted ... We'll know better next time," the club said in a statement.

Forward Isak, who turns 18 in September, has already won two caps for Sweden, scoring one goal. He has played just a few minutes with the Dortmund first team in the German Cup.

READ ALSO: Prodigy Isak becomes Sweden's youngest scorer

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